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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,716 People

    I've spent the last week

    or two sliding deeper and deeper into yet another depressive episode. I'd been working really hard and chatting with some friends online and generally doing OK. Then an online friend broke some bad news that I didn't handle well at all. Now I feel like I was a fool to think I...
    rpf1988 rpf1988 41-45, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Everyday of my life..

    . i battle depression. Ive beaten it once but only a few know that it has been with me passed that. Its a struggle to stay happy but with my mind that is never possible. I was suppose to die at birth... I was mistake... I wasnt suppose to live. I escaped the threshold of death...
    InfiniteZero InfiniteZero 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Help.. Last night I was playing GTA

    and a girl with the same name and almost identical voice as my first love was on there.. Her laugh was so adorable.. I miss her..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    haircutluv haircutluv 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I was asked what I would do

    if I won the lottery and I laughed and said that I would donate the money to charity but deep down I would keep it for myself and maybe finally be able to afford a psychologist. I would be able to literally buy happiness.
    justynamicun justynamicun 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I thought I had won the battle finally.

    I was placed on Cymbalta..they increased it and besides being tired all the time....my mood was good. they increased it again a couple of weeks ago and now I'm a mess. I haven't stopped crying tonight. Will this ever stop? will I always have to be afraid that my depression...
    mandy6b mandy6b 26-30, F 2 Responses 48 mins ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Hiya there, i'm Gavin,

    I like to help people with depression/self-harm, so if you need to talk you can message me
    GavinP GavinP 13-15, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    when will this depression leave?

    ??? so exhausted in fighting this.....
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Sometimes u feel that u are unlucky,

    and alone that feeling makes depressed,because no one cares about u.This why we are depressed because we depend our lives on people
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    When I'm alone, I feel hallow.

    When I'm with my family or at work, it's like I'm not even depressed. But when I finally am alone, I feel an incredible wave of sadness, as if depression is making up for lost time. It's overwhelming
    TaintedBlueberry TaintedBlueberry 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate the feeling.. like I'm hallow inside.

    for years now I've battled it, but it always seems to win. balancing extreme anxiety, school, work, & life is just too much for for me at times. I don't know if I can keep it up much longer. failure always goes through my head if I'm not already second guessing it. I recently...
    KatelynnRae98 KatelynnRae98 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    A plush blanket of comfort

    and destruction bound tightly around my frail body. My breathing is constantly labored and my toes curled under bracing for the next mental blow. Anxiety is a consistent flow of breath taking views from the peaks of happiness and the dark shallow graves from the valleys of fear...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I feel like I write in here too often

    although it's been months since I've been online. I don't know what's going on with me. I went on vacation and became all positive. 3 days back at my job and I can feel the negativity eating away at me again. I need a break. So much is going wrong in every aspect of my life. At...
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's been going on for more

    than fours years now. A little backstory for the last few years I've gome thru some events have gotten me to this point. Things like totalling my car on the freeway. Having to take care of my elderly mother who deals with a bunch of medical issues on my own. Which stressed me...
    Xmarks87 Xmarks87 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I thought I got over this.

    But I keep having severe mood swings where I will be in the worst mood ever for a day and then I'm back to normal. I feel like I'm just pushing all my problems to the back of my head and they're coming back up because they never actually went away...if that makes any sense...
    trademymistakesXxxx trademymistakesXxxx 16-17, F 1 min ago

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    my ex came to me yesterday saying

    that he had cheated on his current girlfriend.......I was so happy I couldn't stop laughing! there little perfect relationship was falling apart just like ours did! but then I felt terrible and decided that instead of sitting by and watching it crash and burn I would offer up...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Tonight feels like a bad night.

    I desperately want to cry, but I can't seem to make any tears. There's a ton of built up sadness inside right now. I've been taking meds for a few months now and it's helped control my emotions, but there are still bad days. I guess I can't expect everything to be perfect. At...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    One day I'm so angry

    and sad, but the next I'm so happy. I think I'm bi-polar but to scared to ask mom to take me to therapist
    Sevrin77 Sevrin77 13-15, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I did it. I had a slight form of depression.

    All i did i changed the way i lived. City, people and work. It helped me. Hope it will help you too
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    rpf1988 rpf1988 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    Smile and know that Jesus loves everyone in the

    world and has a plan for your life! He hasn't forsaken you, he's waiting for you to turn to him and find forgiveness and peace in what you have done! When Judgment Day comes, he wants you to be on his side and to not let the devil drag you down! Jesus is the way the truth and...
    ZZRoll ZZRoll 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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